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Drew brings a unique perspective concerning inclusion in the context of disability. He has been blind since birth and wants to try to help faculty teach visually impaired students more effectively.
Elizabeth teaches biology and environmental science at a public, access, 4-year Minority Serving Institution in suburban Atlanta. She teaches intro classes as well as upper level classes like Ecology and Limnology.
Ellen is a final year PhD student studying community ecology, her current focus is long-term dynamics of desert rodents. Throughout graduate school, her interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion work--particularly in STEM but broadly, as well--has grown.
Kaitlin is a faculty member who is starting a tenure track position in August. She teaches a range of environmental studies and environmental science courses, including one that's ecoinformatics focused for first-year students, as well as classes that look more specifically at the implications of data.
Nate is working Faculty Teaching Development and plant ecophysiology. He is excited to move beyond conversations about diversity and inclusion and develop resources/materials/strategies to push forward the field of data science. Nate is also passionate about increased representation in the classroom setting.
Sharon is the MESA Program Director (mathematics, engineering, science achievement) and a chemistry instructor. Equity, diversity, access, and opportunity is her every-single-moment-of-every-day job.
Dr. Dewsbury has developed a number of teaching approaches and programs relating to social belonging and higher education. He is personally inspired by the possibilities of education as a force for intellectual liberation, and as a means to increase critical consumerism.
I am Professor of Biology, Open Education Faculty Fellow and an affiliate member of the Women’s and Gender Studies department at Keene State College. I incorporate Open Pedagogy into my courses because of its great value in revolutionizing teaching and learning, and the ways in which it resonates very clearly with my passion for social justice.
Megan A. Jones has always seen a connection between nature, science, and education. She is passionate about sparking curiosity and fostering learning in students of all ages, with her work at NEON focuses on undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers.
I am an Environmental Educator on the shores of Lake Huron, Michigan's Thumb Coast. My main focus is connecting K-12 students to scientists in the field and exposing them to STEM careers while raising awareness about the Great Lakes. I hold a BS in Zoology from Michigan State University and an MA in Zoology from Miami University (Ohio).
Alycia currently designs and implements strategic planning and evaluation strategies for all community engagement activities led by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Prior to coming to NEON, Alycia served as the Director of the Virginia Master Naturalist program.
QUBES Partnerships and Communications, Education Subgroup co-Chair, Society for Mathematical Biology Editorial Board, PRIMUS Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies, Bates College